On 16 March 2021, Policy Department C, at the request of the FEMM Committee, will organize a workshop on “Applying gender mainstreaming in the EU recovery package”.
Since the beginning of the budgetary procedure, FEMM has called for the implementation of gender-responsive budgeting to ensure women and men benefit equally from public spending through the economic recovery measures.
European resilience supposes that the EU and its Member States develop a gender-sensitive approach to recovery plans for the crisis and its aftermath.
The new EU’s long-term budget is coupled with a temporary instrument designed to boost the recovery (NextGenerationEU). The EU has recently adopted a Regulation establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), worth €672.5 billion, which is at the heart of the EU’s recovery effort to rebuild a post-COVID-19 Europe.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.